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Mushin’ around on break

Winter vacation had just started. No more classes, no more homework.  While the rest of the world was sleeping soundly, Castleton freshman Dillon Gast was getting up at 5:30 a.m., while it was still dark out, to get on a sled and ride for 24 miles behind a pack of […]

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It’s sugaring season in New England

In every other place in the world there are four seasons-autumn, winter, spring, and summer. But in New England, there is a fifth season that falls somewhere between winter and spring. It’s called sugarin’ season. The maple-sugaring season is in full throttle all around New England and many can relate […]

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Group champions feminism on campus

In honor of Women’s History Month, Peer Advocates for Change recently set up tables in the Campus Center to display the different options students have when it comes to things like unhealthy relationship, STI awareness and testing, predatory drugs, feminism and sexual abuse. The Rutland Regional Medical Center had a […]

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Dorm to be ready for fall semester

Castleton State College’s new dormitory will be ready on June 1, but Castleton students will not be the first ones to sleep in it. Dean of Administration Scott Dikeman said some much smaller bodies will be the first to bed down in New Hall. “The new dorm will first be […]

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Duo brings the farm to campus

Locally made and organic jams, vegetables, breads, cakes and cookies are readily available for the Castleton State College community every Thursday through a farmers’ market in the Campus Center’s solarium. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., mother and daughter farmers Sherry Smith and Ann LaRose can be seen behind a […]

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Journalist loves digging for news

It’s 9 a.m. on a Monday and students in David Blow’s journalism class are feverishly scribbling to keep up with Anne Galloway. The editor of VtDigger.org was explaining how a few years ago, after job cuts had to be made forcing her out as a editor of the Barre Times-Argus, […]

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Senior Column

I wonder how often it is that a reality check occurs to people while they’re sitting on the couch? For me it happened just the other day. While watching TV, my room-mate came in looking rather flustered. He proceeded to tell me how our landlord had been calling him over […]

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CSC athletes work to share sports

The athletes of Castleton State College are teaming up to make sure kids in underprivileged countries have the opportunity to play sports too.  Working with Right To Play, an international foundation that gives underprivileged children an opportunity to make their lives better by playing sports, Lindsey Gullet, a Castleton senior […]

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Judith Carruthers to retire

After 12 years of dedicated work to Castleton State College, Career Development Director Judith Carruthers announced last week that she intends to retire at the end of this semester. Carruthers said she made the push to retire after hearing news of her second grandchild to be born in July, and […]

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V-Day brings abuse awareness

While giddy couples pranced around on Valentine’s Day, exchanging cards, chocolates and dinner dates, one group at Castleton was working to spread a different meaning of Valentine’s Day. To them it is more than that – it is a day to raise awareness to end violence against women and girls. […]